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XOMA launches gevokizumab study for treatment of Behçet’s disease uveitis

October 1, 2014

XOMA announced the launch of a U.S. clinical trial to investigate the safety and efficacy of gevokizumab for the treatment of patients with Behçet’s disease uveitis, according to a press release issued by the company.

The EYEGUARD-US trial will comprise up to 28 patients administered the monoclonal antibody, gevokizumab, in an open-label design. Patients who respond to gevokizumab by day 28 will be randomly assigned in a 1:1, double-masked fashion to either gevokizumab 60 mg or placebo, administered subcutaneously once monthly, according to the press release. The study’s primary endpoint is the time to first ocular exacerbation following randomization.

Bioptigen to receive $1.72 million in grants to develop OCT technology

October 1, 2014
Bioptigen announced it will receive a total of $1.72 million in grants from the National Eye Institute for the development of microscope-integrated optical coherence…

Avedro resubmits NDA for riboflavin, corneal cross-linking system

October 1, 2014
Avedro announced the resubmission of its New Drug Application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the riboflavin ophthalmic solution/KXL system.The company…

Building bridges to narrow the gender gap: Understanding, valuing diversity

October 1, 2014
In recent decades, the emphasis on gender issues in the workplace has been front and center in the minds of both women and men. In some cases, this comes up in the…
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Keratolimbal allograft may be used for ocular surface reconstruction in symblephara treatment

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, September 25, 2014
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Presbyopia surgeons rejoice at Apple Watch announcement

September 12, 2014
How cool is this? A watch that allows you to send and receive SMS messages, view photos and process emails? After…
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Corneal inlay pocket implant technique produces good visual results

September 29, 2014
LONDON – At the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons meeting here, Wolfgang Riha, MD,
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